Ipswich Festival is here again!


For those of you not going on the Mums’s Retreat next weekend, there is a fantastic activity planned for Sunday as part of the Ipswich Festival. The Kids Kingdom will be alive with wonder and excitement and Scooby Doo according the brochure. And I just found out a good friend of mine, Barbara Fordham aka Whoa Tilly! Will be performing that afternoon. Here’s a run down of her show!

Mumatopia back at The Handmade Expo

For those who have been missing Mumatopia in their visits to The Handmade Expo, I’ll be back this month with heaps of new stock. The Handmade Expo is on once a month at the Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Road, Bundamba. This month’s Expo features performer Soulman O’Gaia. Soul has featured with John Butler, Paul Kelly, Xavier Rudd, Archie Roach and Tex Perkins.

All set for Soulful Spring Sounds Festival

soulful spring sounds festival

I know this is really short notice but I wanted to let you all know about a new annual festival launching today out at Warrego Wines near Marburg. It’s FREE ENTRY and is going to be lots of fun. Mumatopia and Little Brown Dog will be there with our peeps and our sustainable craft and upcycled fashion. So make sure you come and say hello.

Oh what a night! 200+ come to celebrate the launch of Mumatopia

people at market

Oh what a night indeed! More than 200 guests ventured into our little market on Saturday evening to celebrate the launch of Mumatopia. If you ever thought Ipswich women weren’t interested in sustainable style, think again. The goodie bags were a huge hit and were snapped up within 1.5 hours, the pizza guy sold out of pizzas, the stalls had the most beautiful gifts for mums, dads and babies and the entertainment had the littlies absolutely entranced.

Just one sleep to go till the Mumatopia launch & boutique market

Mumatopia launch

We are putting the finishing touches on preparations for tomorrow’s Mumatopia launch and boutique market. I am madly baking away. Nicole just came over and turned my mop into a work of art (my hair that is) and the kids are sneaking treats from the fridge. Hopefully they won’t sneak too many as we’ll need… [Continue Reading]

2 sleeps to go till the Mumatopia Launch & Boutique Market


When it comes to nurturing mums, I don’t like to do things by halves and I’m so pleased that friends I have made over the past few months, from likeminded Ipswich businesses, feel the same way. We thought about giving away the usual paper bag full of business cards but decided that we wanted to step it up a notch and provide something really unique…. thus the fabric, upcycled goodie bag was born.

5 sleeps to go till the Mumatopia Launch & Boutique Market


What a busy week it has been. My living room has threads and fabric everywhere and there are sandwich wraps in odd corners of the house. The cat is wondering why I’m particularly cranky about her presence anywhere near my sewing machine and the kids are counting sleeps till they get their mother back in both body and spirit. I guess I have been a tad pre-occupied. It’s a good thing I don’t run events for a living.

Only 10 days to go till the Mumatopia launch & boutique market

With only 10 days to go till the Mumatopia launch, I thought I’d give you an update on what we have on offer on the night.

August Mount Crosby Country Market

Mt Crosby Market stall

Bec (from Little Brown Dog) and I are going to have a stall at the Mount Crosby Country Market again, this Sunday August 1st.

Mumatopia launch a feast of family entertainment

mumatopia launch flyer

I was at the Mount Crosby Country Market, minding my own business, when a familiar face entered my canopy. It was none other than Kerryanne Farrer, a brilliant arts producer who I happened to work with at The Woodford Folk Festival many moons ago. I love it when you can take off where you left off. We hadn’t seen Kerryanne for 10 years. In the meantime we had spawned three children and created a life out in this lovely semi-rural area near Mount Crosby.